Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin
Opening to the public this Sunday (3-6pm), Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac’s monumental new exhibition space (2,000 m2) out in Pantin inaugurates with two monuments from the post-war art scene, Joseph Beuys, and almost a generation younger, fellow German Anselm Kiefer. Kiefer’s latest series of paintings and sculpture Die Ungeborenen (The Unborn) fills the four luminous halls of the new main gallery building, while two installations of work by Beuys occupy the building dedicated to performance and multimedia works. (A second Beuys show is up at the gallery’s Marais space.) Thaddaeus Ropac explains that this bold and pioneering move out to the banlieue was made to give “artists the opportunity to realize their vision without the usual restrictions of space.” But how will it affect the geography of contemporary art in Paris? The next show coming up in March 2013 will be a major group exhibition “Disaster: from Andy Warhol to Banks Violette”.
14 Oct-27 Jan.
69 avenue du Général Leclerc, 93500 Pantin. ropac.net/